Newsletter - From the Heart Stitchers
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Letter from Lois
A month or so ago I wrote a piece on our shop being a 'stress free' zone. I do feel this is true! When we go there we are in the company of others who have similar 'addictions'. We can sit in comfort, share our knowledge, ask questions, learn new techniques and even share lunch. There are so many restaurants nearby it's difficult not to indulge!
All of this is now at risk. We have a handful of members who willingly give two hours a month to be shopkeepers, some give much more...just so we can keep our doors open four days a week from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. On the other side of this we have so many members who come in quite often, many staying most all day, but failing to offer to help out just 2 hours a month so we can remain open.
Its an easy task. Just learn the door lock code in order to either be part of the team opening or closing each day. Putting out our signature chair and sign or taking it into the building when locking up for the day. Greeting folks coming in to drop off projects and maybe to pick up more yarn.
And tagging items that come in if needed and placing them on the work room center table. That's it! That's all there is to it!
If we can't soon find more volunteers to sign up to help with these tasks we will have no choice but to decrease the number of days or possibly hours we are open. Give this problem some deep thought. See if you can find just 2 hours in your monthly schedule to give a hand and help From the Heart remain open and keep our wonderful program going. We're counting on YOU! Being a shop keeper will in no way cut into your shop stitching time so be sure to bring your current project or just look around while you are there and pick out a pattern you can enjoy and find the perfect yarn to complete this picture.
See you at the shop!